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Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Cancer-Neuroscience

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The Trotman Lab at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is seeking applications for postdoc candidates with a strong background in neurobiology. We study lethal metastatic cancer. The project aims to define how peripheral nerves in the metastatic tumor environment interact with cancer cells and affect progression, therapy and disease outcome.

The team uses a genetically engineered model of metastatic prostate cancer in a native, immune competent environment (see PMIDs: 24444712, 25829425 and 31092557). Recently, they developed whole organ 3D imaging at single cell resolution of the disease (PMID 34788609). This now allows them to map and functionally probe the neuro-metastatic interface (reviewed in 32302564). The work is a close collaboration with the Borniger Lab at CSHL studying brain body communication in cancer (see PMID 31174326).


The successful candidate will have a PhD in Neuroscience, and extensive expertise with in vivo techniques for functional neurobiology, such as optogenetics, stereotaxic viral injections, calcium imaging etc. Candidates are expected to be great at communicating principles of neurobiology and innovative at problem solving in order to apply the above techniques to functional probing of peripheral nerve interaction with metastatic cancer in various organs.

They should thrive in a mixed environment that brings together CSHL’s cutting edge cancer and neuroscientists. Opportunities for translational studies with clinician collaborators are also available.

How to Apply:
For immediate consideration, please complete the online application found here: Postdoctoral Fellow- Trotman Lab   Position ID 00607

Compensation & Benefits
Our employees are compensated in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, paid time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our CSHL Benefits , Postdoctoral Landing  sites to learn more. 

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned, private research and education institution with research programs in Cancer, Neuroscience, Plant Biology, Quantitative Biology, and Bioinformatics & Genomics. The research environment is highly collaborative, allowing CSHL scientists to work together across disciplines to solve biology’s most challenging problems. The ultimate goal is to apply this research on basic biological mechanisms to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, neurological disorders and other diseases. Research at the Laboratory is enriched by collaborations with scientists at other universities, hospitals, and in the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors. Scientific interaction and exchange of new ideas within the institution's research community is enhanced by a robust Meeting and Courses program that attracts approximately 9,850 scientists from around the world each year to CSHL facilities on Long Island. A new meeting venue in China attracts an additional 2,650 participants. The innovative spirit, vision, and talent of the Laboratory’s scientists continue to place CSHL among the top 1% of life science institutions most cited in published research. The dynamic, collaborative environment at CSHL also fosters a superb educational experience for an outstanding group graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

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